Josh Bassett

Skyrocketing Avocado Prices Could Mean Bad News For Chipotle

As if Chipotle needs any more bad news right now, industry analysts are now warning that there may be more tough times to come for the beleaguered company: Namely, soaring avocado prices could hit the chain right where it hurts — its bottomline. [More]


Your Love Of Avocados Is Making Us All Pay More For Guacamole

Hold onto your guacamole-loving butts, people: Avocado prices are on the way up, mostly because we just can’t get enough of them. [More]


Chipotle’s Sales Suffer In Latest Quarter…. Because Of Avocados?

Chipotle’s sales fell in the last quarter of 2016, and the company is no longer blaming the less-than-stellar performance on its inability to bring back customers after its very public bout of food borne illness issues. Instead, the falter is the result of spending too much money on ads, promotions, and avocados.  [More]


Everyone Relax: Avocado Prices Are Expected To Drop Soon

If you’ve been hoarding avocados, stop. First of all because what are you going to do with them once they’re ripe, and also because last month’s shortage is apparently over. [More]


USDA Proposes Importing Avocados From Colombia Amid Shortage

Amid a recent avocado shortage linked to a growers’ strike in Mexico and a drought in California affecting crops, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is proposing an amendment to existing fruits and vegetables regulations to allow the country to import Hass avocados from Colombia. [More]

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Chipotle Reassures Customers That Guacamole Supply Is Not Threatened By Avocado Shortage

Despite an ongoing avocado shortage that has already affected some in the food industry, Chipotle is reassuring customers that no, the chain will not run out of guacamole, and no, prices for the stuff won’t go up. [More]

Guacamole Lovers, Rejoice: Avocados Are Pretty Darn Cheap Right Now

Guacamole Lovers, Rejoice: Avocados Are Pretty Darn Cheap Right Now

If you’re the kind of person who runs shouting through the streets for all to hear when you find cheap avocados, pay attention: despite earlier concerns that the growing popularity of the fruit would make it more expensive for shoppers, avocado prices instead have fallen steeply. More guacamole for everyone! [More]


Scientists Trying To Save Avocados From Deadly Fungus Using Dogs And Heat-Sensing Drones

Stare deep into that bowl of guacamole you treasure so much. Look into its green depths and ask yourself this question — “What is the most important thing here?” We all know what it is, and now scientists are trying to save it: Avocados are in danger from a nasty fungus spread by beetles, and heat-sensing drones and their canine friends might be their saviors. [More]

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Don’t Put Your Bread In The Fridge & Other Important Food Storage Tips

We’ve all got a somewhat innate sense of where to store the foods we eat in our modern cultures — you’re not going to stick your ice cream in the pantry and expect it to stay frozen, or freeze your fresh apples. But what about butter — countertop or refrigerator? Should I really use that “eggs” slot on the inside of my fridge door? Answer us, oh kitchen gods! [More]

Chipotle Mentions Possible Guacamole Shortage, Everyone Promptly Freaks Out

Chipotle Mentions Possible Guacamole Shortage, Everyone Promptly Freaks Out

Won’t someone think of all those orphaned tortilla chips? Sure, there’s always salsa, but if Chipotle has a guacamole shortage, there’s going to be a lot of sad little chips. And people. Don’t start researching rooftop avocado farms just yet, though — Chipotle’s just preparing for the worst in light of “global climate change.” [More]

Kraft: Fake Guacamole Lawsuit

If Kraft could make peanut butter with no peanuts in it, you can bet they would. The LA TImes is reporting that a California woman is suing Kraft because their “Guacamole” doesn’t have enough avocado.